Crowe, a member of the House Armed Forces Committee, said that McCarthy relayed the number on the phone on Sunday and told him that following an extensive investigation, the authorities had recovered the spear, Molotov cocktail, explosive devices and spare parts.
CNN contacted McCarthy about the summary of the call, but did not receive an immediate response.
Only after aides and congressional allies in the besieged Capitol pleaded, President Donald Trump released a video urging the rioters to “go home”
“We see… these white supremacists, far-right extremists chat endlessly, and at this moment they feel timid,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks and fights back against hatred. “We fully hope that this violent behavior may worsen before it gets better.”
Crow said on Sunday that McCarthy “demonstrated that the Department of Defense has realized that potential terrorists may pose a further threat before inauguration day (including inauguration day), and is cooperating with local and federal law enforcement agencies to coordinate security preparations. .”
The Colorado Democrat also stated that he raised concerns with McCarthy about “reports of active and reserve military personnel participating in the rebellion”, and he also called for “a prompt investigation and military strikes against those involved.”
The phone summaries of members of Congress stated that the Crow also requested that “the troops deployed for the inauguration be reviewed to ensure that the deployed members do not sympathize with domestic terrorists.”
In total, there are 20 known federal criminal defendants related to Congressional riots.
CNN’s Rob Kuznia, Curt Devine, Scott Bronstein and Bob Ortega contributed to this report.